Easy Garlic Basil Compound Butter Recipe

This easy garlic basil butter recipe is so good on pasta, garlic bread, and more! It’s super simple to make, too, with just three fresh ingredients.

Garlic Basil Compound Butter is especially yummy on garlic bread and pasta
Let’s make this easy and yummy garlic butter!

LET’S MAKE garlic basil compound butter RECIPE

I always start my semi-homemade herb compound butter with fresh ingredients. It makes all the difference in the flavors. I use salted butter, but if you prefer, you can use unsalted and add your own to taste.

Compound butter will last a long time in the freezer. They are great to make when you have a lot of fresh herbs that need to be used up. I stock up on butter when it’s on sale and store it in the freezer as well.

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Garlic Basil Butter is so good on pasta, garlic bread and more!
This is all you need to make this delicious garlic butter idea.

Garlic Basil Compound Butter ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make this easy garlic butter recipe.

  • 2 cups salted butter, room temperature
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 6-8 large basil leaves, finely chopped

DIRECTIONS TO MAKE garlic basil compound butter RECIPE

Step 1

Add 2 cups melted butter to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.  

Step 2

Whip the butter until smooth and creamy.

Step 3

Remove from the mixer and add the minced garlic and chopped basil. Use a spatula to fold the garlic and basil into the butter.

Step 4

Spread the butter mixture onto a piece of parchment paper about 4 inches long, by 2 inches wide.

Step 5

Roll the butter up in the parchment paper to make it appear longer.

Step 6

Refrigerate until firm before cutting into slices.

Alternatively, you can also transfer the Garlic Basil Compound Butter into an airtight container such as a mason jar.

How to serve best this garlic basil compound butter

Use the butter to make amazing garlic bread and tasty pasta dishes. It’s even good on grilled chicken.

This Garlic Basil Compound Butter can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, or in the freezer for 3 months. That is if it lasts that long!

Easy Garlic Basil Compound Butter Recipe

Garlic Basil Butter is easy to make and so very delicious

Make your own healthy garlic side dip with this easy basil garlic butter compound recipe!

Prep Time 12 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups salted butter, room temperature
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 6-8 large basil leaves, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Add 2 cups melted butter to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.
  2. Whip the butter until smooth and creamy.
  3. Remove from the mixer and add the minced garlic and chopped basil. Use a spatula to fold the garlic and basil into the butter.
  4. Spread the butter mixture onto a piece of parchment paper about 4 inches long, by 2 inches wide.
  5. Roll the butter up in the parchment paper to make it appear longer.
  6. Refrigerate until firm before cutting into slices.

Notes

Alternatively, you can also transfer the Garlic Basil Compound Butter into an airtight container such as a mason jar.

Did you make this easy garlic basil compound butter recipe? How was it?!